Valéria Gyenge

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The native form of this personal name is Gyenge Valéria. This article uses the Western name order.
Valéria Gyenge
Personal information
Full name Valéria Gyenge-Garay
Nationality  Hungary
Born (1933-04-03) April 3, 1933 (age 81)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Budapesti Lokomotiv Sport Club
Budapesti Törekvés SK

Valéria Gyenge (born 3 April 1933) is a Hungarian Olympic swimming champion who competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where she received a gold medal in 400 m freestyle.[1]

A native of Budapest, Valéria Gyenge set three world records during her career and, in 1978, was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, located in the American Atlantic beachfront city of Fort Lauderdale.[2][3] Her daughter, Soo Garay, lives in Canada where she is an actress.

Preceded by
Denmark Ragnhild Hveger
Women's 800 metre freestyle
world record holder (long course)

28 June 1953 – 14 January 1956
Succeeded by
Australia Lorraine Crapp



  1. ^ "1952 Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Swimming" (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)
  2. ^ "ISHOF 1978 Honorees"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)
  3. ^ "VALERIE GYENGE (HUN) – 1978 Honor Swimmer"International Swimming Hall of Fame (Retrieved on May 4, 2008)